Nonfiction > Picture > History

Elizabeth Alexander 

Praise Song for the Day 

Glenda Armand

Ira’s Shakespeare Dream 

Jabari Asim 

Fifty Cents and a Dream 

Tonya Bolden 

The Champ: The Story of Muhammad Ali

Rock of Ages: A Tribute to the Black Church

Ashley Bryan

Ashley Bryan: Words to My Life’s Song

Kimberly Brown

Queen Like Me: The True Story of Girls Who Changed the World

Charisse Carney-Nunes 

I Am Barack Obama

Veronica Chambers

Amistad Rising: A Story of Freedom

Deborah M. Newton Chocolate 

Biddy Mason: The Open Hand 

Lucille Clifton

The Black B C’s 

Lesa Cline-Ransome 

Satchel Paige 

Major Taylor: Champion Cyclist 

Young Pele: Soccer’s First Star

Helen Keller: The World in Her Heart 

Before There Was Mozart:  The Story of Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint-George 

Words Set Me Free: The Story of Young Frederick Douglass 

Benny Goodman and Teddy Wilson: Taking the Stage As the First Black-and-White Jazz Band in History

Michelle Cook

Our Children Can Soar: A Celebration of Rosa, Barack, and the Pioneers of Change 

Trish Cooke 

Hoorah for Mary Seacole 

Floyd Cooper 


Leo Dillon

Jazz on A Saturday Night 

Rap a Tap Tap: Here’s Bojangles—Think of That 

Derek T. Dingle 

First in the Field: Baseball Hero Jackie Robinson

Alice Faye Duncan 

The National Civil Rights Museum Celebrates Everyday People

Veronica Freeman Ellis

First Book about Africa: An Introduction for Young Readers

Christine King Farris 

My Brother Martin: A Sister Remembers Growing Up with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

March On!: The Day My Brother Martin Changed the World

Angela Freeman 

Sankofa SuperHerus (Volume 1)

Sankofa SuperHerus (Volume 2) 

Jan Spivey Gilchrist

Obama: The Day the World Danced 

Nikki Giovanni

Lincoln and Douglass: An American Friendship 


Michelle Y. Green

Paul Robeson 

Mary McLeod Bethune 

When the Horses Ride By: Children in the Times of War 

Nikki Grimes

Talkin’ About Bessie 

Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope 

Joyce Hansen 

African Princess: The Amazing Lives of Africa’s Royal Women

James Haskins 

John Lewis in the Lead: A Story of the Civil Rights Movement 

Delivering Justice: W.W. Law and the Fight for Civil Rights 

Crystal Hubbard

Catching the Moon: The Story of a Young Girl’s Baseball Dream  

Game, Set, Match Champion Arthur Ashe

The Last Black King of the Kentucky Derby: The Story of Jimmy Winkfield 

Cheryl Willis Hudson

Harlem Renaissance: Profiles in Creativity

Toyomi Igus

Going Back Home: An Artist Returns to the South 

I See the Rhythm 

I See the Rhythm of Gospel 

Dinah Johnson

All Around Town: The Photographs of Richard Samuel Roberts 

Sitting Pretty: A Celebration of Black Dolls 

Dolores Johnson

Onward: A Photobiography of African-American Polar Explorer Matthew Henson 

She Dared to Fly: Bessie Coleman

Hannibal B. Johnson

Up from the Ashes: A Story about Community

Jeanine Jones

Yes We Can! Yes We Did!

Lynda Jones

Kids Around the World Celebrate!: The Best Feasts and Festivals from Many Lands

Denise M. Jordan 

Muhammad Ali: Meet the Champion

Jacob Lawrence

The Great Migration: An American Story 

Harriet and the Promised Land 

Lessie Jones Little

Children of Long Ago

Cheryl Warren Mattox

Let’s Get the Rhythm of the Band: A Child’s Introduction to Music from African-American Culture with History and Song 

Patricia C. & Fredrick L. McKissack

Mary McLeod Bethune: Woman of Courage 

Madam C. J. Walker: Inventor and Millionaire 

Marian Anderson: A Great Singer 

Frederick Douglass: Leader against Slavery 

Paul Robeson: A Voice for Change 

Booker T. Washington: African-American Leader 

Louis Armstrong: King of Jazz 

George Washington Carver: Scientist and Inventor

Jesse Owens: Legendary Track Star  

Carter G. Woodson: Black History Pioneer 

Martin Luther King, Jr.: Man of Peace 

Ida B. Wells-Barnett: A Voice Against Violence 

Nanette Mellage

Coming Home: A True Story of Josh Gibson, Baseball’s Greatest Home Run Hitter 

Johnny Ray Moore

Story of Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Meet Martin Luther King Jr. 

Walter Dean Myers

Malcolm X: A Fire Burning Brightly

We Are America: A Tribute from the Heart 

Ida B. Wells: Let the Truth Be Told

Brown Angels: An Album of Pictures and Verse 

Toussaint L’ouverture: The Fight for Haiti’s Freedom 

I’ve Seen the Promised Land: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Kadir Nelson

Nelson Mandela

Vaunda Micheaux Nelson


Vanessa Newton 

Let Freedom Sing!

Lorenzo Pace

Jalani and the Lock 

Toni Trent Parker

Sienna’s Scrapbook

Andrea Davis Pinkney

Alvin Ailey with Tylania Moore 

Sit-in: How Four Friends Stood Up By Sitting Down 

Martin & Mahalia: His Words, Her Song  

Sojourner Truth’s Step-Stomp Stride 

Boycott Blues

Gloria Jean Pinkney

Music from Our Lord’s Holy Heaven 

Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts

Jake Makes a World: Jacob Lawrence, A Young Artist in Harlem

Dorothy W. Robinson 

Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement 

Belinda Rochelle

Words with Wings: A Treasury of African-American Poetry and Art 

Katheryn Russell-Brown

Little Melba and Her Big Trombone

Ilyasah Shabazz 

Malcolm Little: The Boy Who Grew Up to Become Malcolm X 

Ntozake Shange

Coretta Scott 

Ellington Was Not a Street 

We Troubled the Waters 

Charles R. Smith

Brick by Brick 

28 Days: Moments in Black History that Changed the World

Black Jack: The Ballad of Jack Johnson 

Leotha Stanley

Be a Friend: The Story of African American Music in Song, Words, and Pictures 

Don Tate

Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton

Charles A. Taylor

Juneteenth: A Celebration of Freedom 

Gaylia Taylor 

George Crum and the Saratoga Chip

R. Jay Turner

Rhymz for the NurSoulry (A Collection of Nursery Rhymes Inspired by the Lives of Africans in America)

Renee Watson

Harlem’s Little Blackbird 

Carole Boston Weatherford 

Gordon Parks: How the Photographer Captured Black and White America

Obama: Only in America 

Michelle Obama: First Mom 

Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom 

The Sound That Jazz Makes

Champions on the Bench:  The 1955 Cannon Street YMCA All-Stars 

Sugar Hill: Harlem’s Historic Neighborhood 

Racing Against the Odds: The Story of Wendell Scott, Stock Car Racing’s African-American Champion

Princeville:  The 500-Year Flood 

Birmingham: 1963 

I, Matthew Henson 

Jesse Owens and the 1936 Olympics 

A Negro League Scrapbook